Alison was appointed as a Magistrate to the South Australian Courts in January 2016. She has over 30 years experience as a litigation practitioner and was previously a partner in a national commercial law firm, an accredited mediator and a conciliation officer at the SA Employment Tribunal.
Alison has sat on a number of not-for-profit and government boards since 1990 including The Memorial Hospital, The Royal District Nursing Service, The Physiotherapists Board and the Starlight Foundation.
Alison graduated from the AICD Company Directors Course in 2000 and was a member of the Premier's Council for Women between 2000 - 2015. She is the mother of three sons, one of whom was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis some years ago.